[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Brian Neal bneal at volusianet.net
Sun Nov 9 09:20:55 EST 1997


>was? I was also thinking of upgrading to an Alpha... (What's the "Alpha
>800"?)

Never heard of it...

>I think upgrading from the Intel to the Alpha platform is not that easy. At
>least, your PCI cards must have an Alpha-aware BIOS. You should think of
>that before upgrading. Maybe you can tell me when you upgraded, how easy

It isn't easy or cheap, it cost me $1,200 to buy 256MB of ram for the
damn thing!

-brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Zieger <m.zieger at kem.ac.at>
To: rc5 at llamas.net <rc5 at llamas.net>
Date: Sunday, November 09, 1997 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha


>At 22:57 08.11.97 GMT, John Ragland wrote:
>>Thanks to this project, I'm thinking of upgrading from a P133 to an
>>Alpha 800 when it comes out. I have never before had a program where a
>>really fast processor would be really useful. When I upgrade the MB, I
>>guess I'll have to upgrade from win 3.1 to Linux also.  :)
>I think upgrading from the Intel to the Alpha platform is not that easy. At
>least, your PCI cards must have an Alpha-aware BIOS. You should think of
>that before upgrading. Maybe you can tell me when you upgraded, how easy it
>was? I was also thinking of upgrading to an Alpha... (What's the "Alpha
800"?)
>
>>  Heh, I'll
>>have a more powerful computer than My ISP, it'll practically be a
>>mainframe, without the mainframe headaches.
>Yeah, that's right.
>
>bye, mike
>
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